On the occasion of the AER Spring plenary meetings in London on 21-23 March 2017, policy makers will have the opportunity to exchange views on the topic of urban mobility, a topic of particular interest to AER members. Participants will in particular look into the findings of the “Towards New Urban Mobility” paper and its impacts for policy makers.
The report ‘Towards New Urban Mobility: The case of London and Berlin’ provides insight into how urban transport policy can better leverage new and emerging mobility choices in cities. Drawing on the LSE Cities/InnoZ household survey of 1,000 residents each in Berlin and London, it investigates how people’s attitudes towards transport modes, technology and travel frame their willingness to adopt new and more sustainable forms of transport.
Urban mobility was also the topic of the roundtable “reinventing urban mobility” organised in September by AER and Revolve Media in Brussels, which featured good practices from Östergötland, Brussels Capital and Geneva.
The breakfast briefing will also be an opportunity to get an update about current changes in regulation concerning regional airports.
The themes the AER Working Group on Transports currently focuses on include:
-connectivity and permeability, in particular intelligent transport systems, seamless transport services
-freight management & data
-smart green infrastructure
-financing of infrastructure
-follow up of the regulation of state aid and regional airports
Last November the AER Committees gathered around the topic of sustainable mobility on the occasion of the AER Autumn 2016 plenary meetings, sharing experiences around new forms of transport and exploring potential opportunities for joint projects. The above picture shows AER members in Izmir, just before they biked along (a part of) the 40 kilometer bicycle road right next to the shore.
What the working group on Transport & Mobility wants to achieve is increased collective knowledge on current topics. This helps members to act at regional, national and European level. Sharing experiences feeds policy-making in the regions.
With its focus on mutual learning AER provides a particularly dynamic environment to further develop this work on transport and mobility.
Frequently Asked Questions:
-What is the procedure to join the working group?
Any AER member region can join the AER Working Group on Transports by sending an e-mail to Anna Lindberg: email@example.com or simply by joining the AER online community on Slack.
-Is the group for civil servants or politicians?
AER working groups are aimed at policy-makers, these can be elected representatives or civil servants
-When will be the next meeting of the AER Working Group on Transports?
During the AER Spring plenaries 21-23 March in London
-How should I prepare for the next meeting?
First step: make sure to join our online community. This community is for AER members only and will enable you to engage in meaningful discussion with peers and fullytake advantage of the networking experience on the spot. Moreover the online community will enable you to access all information related to transports & mobility in AER without the pain of having an overloaded mailbox. To know more about how this community works you can check our article on the AER online networking experience.
If you are intending to launch a new project or are faced with a particular challenge in your region, this would be very beneficial to share with the working group members. Anna Lindberg, the Coordinator of the working group is available for exchanges in the Slack Community, so make sure to register to our online community (see link above).
-Who is the Chairperson of the AER Working Group on Transports?
Martin Tollén, County Councillor from Östergötland (SE) is currently the Chairman of the working group
More information on the work in the AER Committee on Economy & Regional Development
Registration link for the AER online community on Slack